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Hello there!

Just got my brand new GTS 300 three days ago. It´s new and Im still running in the engine, so far I have been riding the scoot for 80 miles.

My girlfriend is naturally eager to jump on the scoot and ride along with me as a passenger. Could the extra weight cause any problems in the running in process?

Im 187 lbs (85 kilos) and shes 132 lbs (60 kilos)
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As I'm a proponent of the 'ride it like you stole it' approach (within reason) I think the extra load will do the engine no harm at all.
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If you will be carrying her regularly, be sure the air pressure is up a little to the recommended dual rider amounts.
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You should probably bump up the preload on the rear shocks a notch too, for better handling and to avoid them from bottoming out on any bumps. Have fun!
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Been there...done that....no problem....enjoy

definitely do bump up the pre-load (position 3) and check tire pressure (increase as needed)
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If you guys say it´s ok...it´s ok I´ll let the GF come along the next time I take the scoot for a spinn.

Thank you guys for the quick reply.
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ssgt wrote:
If you guys say it´s ok...it´s ok I´ll let the GF come along the next time I take the scoot for a spinn.

Thank you guys for the quick reply.
Watch out though - she may decide that she likes riding and "borrow" your shiny new ride.
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girlfriend
Post picture of girlfriend for best advice.
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Re: girlfriend
Bobbareeba wrote:
Post picture of girlfriend for best advice.
You terrible sleaze. I still laughed though. Laughing emoticon
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